Dehydration can affect all skin types, but the trick to combating the condition is to use skin care that hydrates without feeling heavy. If your skin is feeling particularly thirsty right now, try one of these moisture-boosting must-haves.
Kathleen Natural Silk Miracle Essence – link
Thanks to its ultra-light gel texture, this moisturising essence quickly quenches skin’s thirst through a combination of water, Aloe Vera, Marula Oil and Vitamin E. It feels completely weightless on the skin, making it the perfect hydrator to layer with other products like serums and creams (if you also struggle with dry patches) or as a standalone moisturiser for oily, acne-prone skins who crave hydration minus the grease.
Osmosis Skincare Hydralift Firming Gel Mask – link
If your skin tends to become dehydrated after a night out or following a cold day, this gel face mask will quickly nix any complexion concerns caused by a lack of moisture. Hyaluronic Acid and Panthenol improve hydration levels, while Aloe Vera and Cucumber relieve tightness, almost erasing any signs of dehydration (dullness, creases and fine lines) within 15 minutes.
PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum – link
For more prolonged bouts of hydration, try this specialist serum. It uses various forms of Hyaluronic Acid to keep the skin hydrated on three levels: on the surface, within the lower layers, and deep down, by not only increasing moisture content but by encouraging the skin to produce more of its own Hyaluronic Acid.
Avène Hydrance Intense Serum – link
This recent launch from Avène was created specifically with dehydrated skins in mind. It contains a unique patented active known as Cohederm™, which has been proven to form water reservoirs within the skin barrier to ensure long-lasting hydration. It also prevents water from evaporating from the skin, ensuring that it stays feeling comfortably moisturised for up to 24 hours.
Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel – link
When it comes to treating dehydration, Intraceuticals are the brand to trust. They believe in layering products infused with differing molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid to effectively combat dullness, dry patches and fine lines brought on by a lack of moisture. The gel contains medium weight Hyaluronic Acid, alongside antioxidants, to deeply replenish the skin’s water reserves and, in turn, boost its natural volume from the inside out.
Seserma Hidraderm Hyal Facial Cream – link
Dehydration can accelerate the skin’s ageing processes, making it look much older than it really is. This cream combines three different types of Hyaluronic Acid, all of different molecular weights, to combat dehydration from the surface down to the lower layers of the skin. Once applied, it dries to leave an invisible, non-pore-clogging film over the surface to minimise the amount of water that evaporates from the skin during the day.
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